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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Thursday, May 19

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Following the 50th anniversary of the first performance by The Compass Players, the Sun-Times gives a little history on the small group of University of Chicago students who spawned a world of improv. The article traces the group's beginnings, citing the influence it had on such troupes as Second City, ImprovOlympic, ComedySportz and the Annoyance Theatre. We knew the U of C kids were smart, but who knew they also had a sense of humor?

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